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Involvement is key: a participant's view of Creative People and Places


Robin Dixon, a local resident and Cultural Connector with Creative Barking & Dagenham, reflects on learning from Creative People and Places and his experience of the programme

Visitors enoying the Becontree mural This Used to be Fields, a Creative Barking and Dagenham landmark commission with Create and Chad McCail. Photo Emil Charlaff

Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh on Faster but Slower, Slower but Faster


"Power, privilege and equity" Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh on the questions raised by learning from the Creative People and Places programme

Sufi chanters, Shape Note singers and local residents come together to share in music and song in the disused Brierfield Mill in Pendle. Part of a three-day art film event Shapes of Water, Sounds of Hope, a collaboration between pioneer in public art Suzanne Lacy and arts collective In-Situ. Super Slow Way. Photo Graham Kay

A voluntary sector perspective on Faster but Slower, Slower but Faster


"If you want to go faster, go alone; if you want to go further, go together." Saffi Price of Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council reflects on the learning emerging from the Creative People and Places programme

Creative Black Country Desi Pubs project. Amrick at Fourways. Photo Jagdish Patel

Analysing audiences using postcode data


The Audience Agency are helping us to understand who Creative People and Places are reaching.  They explain the process in this blog.

The Big Feast, Stoke-on-Trent, Appetite. Photo: Clara Lou Photography

Experiences of excellence


What does excellence mean to the communities experiencing the arts through the Creative People and Places programme? Mark Robinson and Jamie Buttrick report on their research in this article for Arts Professional

Well, a performance tour created by Geraldine Pilgrim at the ex-Sanofini factory in Dagenham. Photo: Sheila Burnett

What makes a successful partnership?


Lisa Blaney and Steve Hodgkins talk about what makes a strong partnership

bait. Tom Cronin from Sage Gateshead at Royal Voluntary Service singing and ukelele session. Photo: Jason Thompson

People, Place, Power: films from our conference


Watch the keynote presentations from our People, Place, Power conference in Doncaster

Opportunities with the Creative People and Places national network


We're looking for a freelance National Peer Learning Coordinator and a National Communications Manager 

East Durham Creates' VoiceOver project in Horden. Photo: Richard Kenworthy

People, Place, Power: reflections from Matt Fenton and Emma Horsman


Matt Fenton from Contact and Emma Horsman of The Cultural Spring share their reflections on our People, Place, Power conference